At ESPN Digital we simulate what Mexican soccer would be like if a long tournament were played instead of two short ones
Cruz Azul and América would fight for the Mexican soccer title on the last day if Liga MX were played in a long tournament format, while Atlético de San Luis would be condemned to relegation. On an individual level, Jonathan Rodríguez would emerge as a scoring champion.
The title would be fought between Cruz Azul and America
Cruz Azul and América would be the only teams that could aspire to the title on the last day. The Machine would have the advantage of arriving as leader with 69 points, while the Eagles would add 67 points.
The celestial ones would secure the championship with a triumph over Tijuana. The azulcremas, for the title, would need to get the three points against Pumas and hope that the cement producers lose to Xolos. In the event of a tie for de la Noria, they should appeal to goal difference, an area in which Cruz Azul has 22 and America with 20.
Atlético de San Luis would already be relegated
The potosinos would arrive descended to the last day. Between the regular phase of Guard1anes Apertura 2020 and Guard1anes Clausura 2021 they add 23 units, a figure that would have them in the last place of the general table without the possibility of leaving the basement.
His closest rival would be Juárez with 31 points. Above Bravos would be Tijuana and Querétaro, with 34, in addition to Necaxa (35), Atlas (36) and Mazatlán (37).
‘Cabecita’ Rodríguez, close to the scoring title
Jonathan Rodríguez with 21 touchdowns would be close to the scoring championship. The ‘Cabecita’ finished the Guard1anes Apertura 2020 with 12, while the current contest has nine. Alexis Canelo would be in second position with 17 goals, four behind the Uruguayan.
In third place there would be a triple tie with 15 goals each: Santiago Ormeño, Darío Lezcano and Rogelio Funes Mori.
This is how the scoring table would go
Jonathan Rodríguez (Cruz Azul) – 21 goals
Pedro Alexis Canelo (Toluca) – 17 goals
Santiago Ormeño (Puebla) – 15 goals
Darío Lezcano (Juárez) – 15 goals
Rogelio Funes Mori (Monterrey) – 15 goals
Four players would fight for assists
The dispute to be the best passer of the season would be between four players, all with 10 assists: Luis Romo, Alexis Vega, Omar Fernández and Rubens Sambueza. Behind the four contenders is Luis Quiñones with eight.